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Dr. James C. Salato remembered on his birthday

It was a mean, lowdown Keltnertown trick Grover Gilpin played on her daddy, and her mother gave Mr. Gilpin an earful. But they remained good friends with throughout their lives (and she doesn't tell what Dr. Salato did to get even, or if he did.) It was like that in Downtown Columbia in the 1950s.

Carol Salato Myers shares a couple of memories about her late father, one of most beloved Adair Countians of all time, Dr. J.C. Salato, whose birthday is today.

She remembers that a number of the townspeople like to play pranks on each other when Dr. Salato first set up his practice here. Dr. Salato's was located upstairs, over Ed's Kentucky Auto Store, the present day location of Reed Bros. Insurance at 132 Public Square.



She writes, in response to our request, "I think this anecdote would be of interest yet scary, was the time Grover Gilpin put a dead snake in Daddy's car. Daddy was not a snake lover. When Mom found out who the culprit was, she gave him an earful. However, Daddy, Mom, and Grover remained good friends throughout their lives."

Dr. Salato remains in memorial, a symbol of hunting and fishing. It's squirrel season now, and we wondered if he had taken to that sport.

Carol Myers responded, "With all the hunting he did, Daddy was not a squirrel hunter. He hunted every bird that was edible: duck, goose, pheasant, dove, and quail. At least those are the ones I remember eating. I still remember sometimes biting down on a pellet while eating one of them," she remembers.

For current Birthdays, In Memory Birthdays, and Anniversaries There were 33 at the time of this post on Monday, August 4, 2014


This story was posted on 2014-08-04 08:02:13



 






























 
 
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